“When I was a kid trying to figure out what I liked, it was [Kanye] who I related to the most. He was an artist in every sense, from his cover art to his music. Now, I would say he was a really great competitor….," he tells The Source in the magazine's latest issue. As he said before, "I'm just feeling like the throne is for the taking / Watch me take it."
He recently told MTV News: “I used to stare at this world through a glass window and, like, two to three years later, I became king in that world.” Drake explained. “That’s who’s sitting on that album cover, that kid that’s just somehow gone from his mom’s basement in Toronto to becoming a king. That’s what the album cover is about and there is a lot of deep thought involved in that ‘cause you can go crazy doing this.”